What can be done in the Canary Islands with the Easter restrictions?

The mobility between islands is limited to prevent contagions from spreading at Easter, but it will be possible to travel in cases such as assistance to educational and health centers, for professional, work or legal obligations, return to the usual place of residence, assist and care for elderly and dependent people or take official exams or tests.

Apart from these situations, canaries may make inter-island transfers, it is the case of spending a few days of vacation on another island different from their place of residence, as long as they present a negative Active Diagnostic Test (PDIA), which will be taken to pay out of your own pocket. The Executive has already explained that it is an exceptional average and that it will not bear the costs of PCR or antigen tests.

The surveillance in the ports and airports of the Islands has been reinforced to ensure compliance with the measures.

How many people can meet?

Meetings of people are allowed in public spaces, closed or outdoors, up to a maximum of 4 members, forever that they are not cohabiting, in the levels 1, 2 and 3, Y a maximum of 2 at level 4. In private spaces only the meeting of cohabitants will be allowed.

The islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura are at alert level 3, Lanzarote and La Graciosa at 2 and La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, at 1.

Current alert levels for the coronavirus pandemic in the Canary Islands.

Until what time can you be on the street at night?

On the islands in alert level 1 the limitation of movement of person is established between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., and in the rest of levels, between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m..

This limitation does not affect the performance of the essential activities contained in section 1.5.2 of the Government Agreement of June 19, 2020 and its updates.

Can you go to the beach bars and restaurants?

The beach is one of the favorite places for Canaries and those who visit the Archipelago at Easter, although in this period only international travelers will be able to fly to the islands from abroad to go sightseeing. Not only will you be able to go to the coasts, but you will also be able to access restaurants and beach bars, as well as other establishments and activities in hotels, restaurants and terraces away from the coastlines. In all those businesses there are also limitations in force. They are as follows:

  • The prohibition of consumption outside the table or the bar space assigned to each client.

  • Neither are activities that promote crowds, not maintaining interpersonal safety distance or improper use of masks, such as holding parties, dances, karaoke, contests, concerts or background music that invite people to dance or sing.

At alert level 1 cannot exceed 75% of the capacity authorized in interior spaces. The maximum occupancy per table will be 4 people, both in outdoor and indoor spaces or in the bar, respecting the distance of at least 2 meters between the chairs at different tables and between groups of customers in the bar. The establishment will be closed to the public before 11pm.

Likewise, at alert level 2 it will not be possible to exceed 75% of the capacity authorized on outdoor terraces and 50% indoors. The maximum occupancy per table will be 4 people, both in outdoor and indoor spaces, and 2 per group of clients in the bar, respecting the distance of at least 2 meters between the chairs of different tables and between groups of clients bar. The buffet or self-service service cannot be provided indoors and the establishment will close to the public before 10 pm.

At alert level 3 You may not exceed 50% of the authorized capacity in outdoor terraces, being forbidden the service in indoor areas. The maximum occupancy per table will be 4 people, being prohibited the consumption in the bar and the buffet or self-service service indoors.

On the 4th, the measures indicated for alert level 3 will be met, except for the closing time of the establishments that is established before 6:00 p.m., although the pick-up service can be provided at the premises until 10:00 p.m. and the home delivery until midnight. The premises must close to the public before 6:00 p.m.

The home delivery of food and drink at all levels it can be done until midnight.

Is access to the churches authorized?

Attendance at places of worship will not exceed the following capacity depending on the level of alert established for each territory:

  • At alert level 1, 75% of its capacity cannot be exceeded indoors;

  • -in the 2nd, it will not be possible to exceed 50% of its capacity in closed spaces,

  • At alert levels 3 and 4, 33% of the capacity in enclosed spaces may not be exceeded. In these last three, it is recommended to offer services by telematic means or by television.

Are processions and festivals authorized?

Public shows, such as recreational, leisure and leisure activities, including sports, that take place sporadically and in places other than the establishments used for the regular exercise of said activity and, in any case, those held in removable or open-air facilities, They may only be held on those islands that are in a situation of low transmission, that is, alert level 1.

Parties, festivals and other popular events are not allowed, which also implies the prohibition of convening acts, processions, celebrations or any other type of event that may incite the uncontrolled meeting of people, or that involve situations that make it difficult or impossible to comply with general preventive measures, such as the agglomeration of people, the permanence of people in a number greater than that established for each alert level, the maintenance of the interpersonal safety distance or the breach of capacity.

La Graciosa, full

La Graciosa He plans to hang the entire poster this Easter from “next Wednesday or Thursday”, according to the forecast of the councilor of the Teguise City Council delegate on that island, Alicia paez. The eighth island will be one of the star destinations for the Canary Islands at this time and, a priori, the only one that will be “full” this holiday.

Until a few days ago, owners of apartments and catering businesses feared cancellations after the controversy generated as a result of the publication by the Government of the Canary Islands of the specific measures to limit mobility in the Archipelago, in which it was interpreted that a negative Active Diagnostic Test (PDIA) would be required for passengers residing in Lanzarote traveling to the eighth island. The Ministry of Health has already corrected the error and clarified that both islands are within the same epidemiological unit and, therefore, no test of these characteristics is required.

Neither in Lanzarote nor in La Graciosa will additional measures be established for Holy Week apart from those that have already been in force since last midnight. Of course, the Consortium of Security and Emergencies of Lanzarote, has assured this Friday the responsible counselor of that entity, Francisco Aparicio, it is expected to meet next Tuesday with members of the Civil Protection of Lanzarote to reinforce the monitoring of compliance with anticovid measures.

In Tenerife, the municipality of Santa Cruz of Tenerife will put additional measures in place to those already in place, such as the traffic lights of occupation of its beaches, Las Teresitas or Anaga, as happened last summer, says the newspaper THE DAY, which includes statements made by the Councilor for Security of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council, Evelyn Alonso, this Friday in an interview on Radio Club Tenerife.


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